The sister restaurant to The Old Stamp House reopened in February 2020 with a new look, new "casual dining" menu and new chef, Dan Hopkins, formerly sous chef at the Old Stamp House.
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The sister restaurant to The Old Stamp House reopened in February 2020 with a new look, new casual dining menu and new chef, Dan Hopkins, formerly sous chef at the Old Stamp House. Early feedback is limited, but very positive about the interesting modern British cuisine in particular: “excellent, very tasty and good value”.
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"Kysty, Ambleside 21 May 2022 lunchhttps://www.kysty.co.uk/Lunch MenuTwo courses £27.50Three courses £32.50To startMorecambe Bay Shrimp, saffron oil, spiced cauliflower veloutéWood Pigeon, mushroom, red currant, shallot, rye sourdoughThornby Moore Goats Cheese, fermented beetroot, apple, walnut, caraway Main courseGuinea Hen Breast, chicory, celeriac, cavolo nero, sesame tuileChalk Stream Trout, pea, chorizo, watercress, mussel sauceRoast Cauliflower, hazelnut, mushroom, black garlic emulsion, crisp kale To finishGingerbread Cheesecake, poached rhubarb, rhubarb sorbet, gingerbread tuileChocolate Delice, blood orange, bitter orange sorbet, white chocolate & coffee ganachePassion Fruit Curd, malt crumb, mango, pineapple, fennel meringues The dishes we hadFirst came some amuse bouche., A black pudding bonbon which was a little claggy but ok, a mini cannelloni, crisp and filled with smoked mackerel mousse, and a beetroot meringue.Warm bread, dark made with "Lost Wolf" beer was good, nice butter but could have done with a little more for me.To startMorecambe Bay Shrimp, saffron oil, spiced cauliflower veloutéPleasant with a decent, almost "potful" of shrimps, with some flaked almonds and golden raisins in the veloute, although not much "spice".Wood Pigeon, mushroom, red currant, shallot, rye sourdoughNiceley rare breast of pigeon but could have done with a little seasoning sprinkle, hen of the woods mushroom soft and tasty, with the shallot and redcurrants adding just enough sharpness.The rye sourdough was atop some creme fraiche.The MainGuinea Hen Breast, chicory, celeriac, cavolo nero, sesame tuileThe guinea hen brest was hot, moist and tasty, a decent portion, sliced, with the accompanying veg complementing.Chalk Stream Trout, pea, chorizo, watercress, mussel sauceThe trout had a nice crisp side, the flesh just at point, any more would have been overdone so could for me have been a little less done.A garland of pea puree sprinkled with chorizo crumb encircled a pool of mussel cream sauce, half a dozen plump mussels, a bed of leeks and watercress, and topping of pea shoots.Perhaps the cream sauce was a little too thin but still pleasant although a little too much for the plate. (I needed a spoon to finish it!)Dessert Gingerbread Cheesecake, poached rhubarb, rhubarb sorbet, gingerbread tuileNice creamy cheesecake, good rhubarb sorbet, perhaps a little on the small portion size.Chocolate Delice, blood orange, bitter orange sorbet, white chocolate & coffee ganacheGood rich chocolate with good accompaniments, again on the small side but nice. Coffee and petit fours. - Good coffee, a a lemon mousse filled profiterole, and a very nice rectangle of rich chocolate set ganache with excellent passionfruit get.A nice finish.Bill for two, with 1 glass of wine and one beer £88."
|Wine per bottle||£20.00|
3-4 Cheapside, Ambleside, LA22 0AB
|Tuesday||5:30 pm‑9:30 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5.30‑9:30 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5.30‑9:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5.30‑9:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:30 pm, 5.30‑9:30 pm|